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run
British English: /rʌn/
American English: /rən/

Translation of run in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (act or period of running) a two-mile run that was a splendid run by Reeves
    Reeves ha fatto una corsa magnifica
    to go for a run
    andare a correre o fare una corsa
    to take the dog for a run in the park
    portare il cane a correre nel parco
    to break into a run to do something at a run
    fare qualcosa di corsa
    to take a run at
    (fence, hedge, stream)
    to give somebody a clear run [figurative]
    lasciare campo libero a qualcuno
    at doing per fare
  • 2 (flight) See examples:on the run
    (prisoner)
    to be on the run from somebody, something
    fuggire da qualcuno, qualcosa
    to have somebody on the run
    mettere qualcuno in fuga
    [figurative]
    riuscire a spaventare qualcuno
    to make a run for it to make a run for the door
    precipitarsi verso la porta
  • 3 (series)
    (of successes, failures, reds, blacks) of di
    to have a run of (good) luck to have a run of bad luck
    avere una sfilza di guai o una sventura dopo l'altra
    a run of fine weather
    una serie di belle giornate
    we've had a long run without any illness
    è da tanto che non ci ammaliamo
    the product has had a good run but
    il prodotto è andato bene, ma
  • 4 (Theatre)
    repliche (feminine plural) , programmazione (feminine)
    to have a long run
    rimanere per molto tempo in cartellone
    to have a six-month run
    essere replicato per sei mesi
    tomorrow the play is beginning its Broadway run
    da domani lo spettacolo sarà a Broadway
  • 7 (Economics) (on the stock exchange) a run on
    un assalto a
    (stock market, bank)
    una corsa a
    (item)
    a run on sterling, the dollar
    una corsa alla sterlina, al dollaro
  • 8 (trip) it's only a short run into town (in car)
    con la macchina ci vuole poco per arrivare in città
    to go out for a run in the car
    andare a fare un giro in macchina
    the run up to York
    il viaggio per York
    (route) See examples:he does the Leeds run twice a week
    fa avanti e indietro da Leeds due volte la settimana
    a ferry on the Portsmouth-Caen run
    un traghetto da Portsmouth a Caen
    a bombing run
    una missione di bombardamento

also: runs plural noun

[informal]
  • the runs
    la sciolta o la cacarella

transitive verb forma in -ing -nn- pass. ran p.pass. run

  • 1 (cover by running)
    (distance)
    (race, heat, stage)
    I ran the rest of the way
    ho corso per il resto del tragitto
    she ran a brilliant race
    ha fatto un'ottima gara
    she ran a very fast time
    ha fatto un ottimo tempo
    the race will be run at 10.30
    la gara si terrà alle 10.30
  • 2 (drive) See examples:to run somebody to the station, to hospital
    portare qualcuno alla stazione, all'ospedale
    to run somebody home o back
    riportare qualcuno a casa
    to run the car over to the garage
    portare la macchina in garage
    to run something over to somebody's house
    portare qualcosa a casa di qualcuno
    to run the car into a tree
    schiantarsi con la macchina contro un albero
  • 3 (pass, move) See examples:to run one's hand over something
    passare la mano su qualcosa
    to run one's finger down the list to run one's eye(s) over something
    percorrere qualcosa con lo sguardo
    to run a duster, the vacuum cleaner over something
    passare la pezza della polvere, l'aspirapolvere su qualcosa
    to run one's pen through something
    cancellare qualcosa con la penna
  • 4 (manage)
    (business, hotel, school)
    (store)
    (country)
    a well-, badly-run organization
    un'associazione gestita bene, male
    who is running things here?
    chi è responsabile qui dentro?
    I'm running this show! [informal] stop trying to run my life!
    smettila di cercare di gestirmi la vita!
  • 5 (operate)
    fare funzionare, azionare
    (machine)
    fare andare
    (motor, engine)
    fare girare
    (program)
    (car)
    to run something off the mains, off batteries
    fare andare qualcosa a corrente, a batterie
    the car is cheap to run
    la macchina consuma poco
    to run a tape, a film to run tests on something
    effettuare dei test su qualcosa
    to run a check on somebody
    (police)
    controllare i precedenti di qualcuno
    (generally)
    raccogliere informazioni su qualcuno
  • 7 (extend, pass) (of cable, wire, pipe) See examples:to run something between, from, to, around
    fare passare qualcosa tra, da, a, intorno a
    to run a rope through a ring
    fare passare una corda in un cerchio
  • 9 (Journalism) (newspaper)
    (story, article)
  • 12 (enter in contest)
    iscrivere a una corsa
    (horse)
    presentare alle elezioni, fare concorrere
    (candidate)

intransitive verb forma in -ing -nn- pass. ran p.pass. run

  • 1 (move quickly)
    (person, animal)
    to run to catch the bus to run to help somebody
    correre in aiuto di qualcuno
    to run to meet somebody
    correre incontro a qualcuno
    to run across something
    attraversare qualcosa di corsa
    to run down, up something
    correre giù per, su per
    to run around the house, around (in) the garden
    correre su e giù per la casa, per il giardino
    will you run over to the shop and get some milk?
    puoi fare un salto al negozio e prendere del latte?
    to run for the train
    fare una corsa per prendere il treno
    to run for the exit to run for one's country (Sport) to run in the 100 metres, in the 3.30 (race)
    partecipare alla gara dei cento metri, delle 15:30
    she came running towards me the customers will come running [figurative]
    i clienti si precipiteranno
  • 2 (flee) I dropped everything and ran to run for one's life
    correre per mettersi in salvo
    run for your life! [informal] run for it [informal]
    correte!
    I had to run for it [informal]
    sono dovuto scappare
    there's nowhere to run (to)
    non c'è un posto dove andare
    to go running to the police
    correre dalla polizia
    to go running to one's parents
    correre dai genitori
  • 3 [informal] (rush off) sorry - must run!
    scusa - devo scappare
  • 5 (continue, last)
    (contract, lease)
    essere valido, valere
    to have another month to run
    durare ancora un mese
    to run from… to…
    (school year, season)
    andare da… a…
  • 6 (Theatre) (play, musical)
    restare in cartellone, essere in programma
    this show will run and run!
    questo spettacolo resterà in cartellone per un pezzo!
    to run for six months
    essere replicato per sei mesi
    the film will run (for) another week
  • 7 (pass) See examples:to run past, through something
    (frontier, path, line)
    to run (from) east to west
    estendersi da est a ovest
    the road runs north for about ten kilometres
    la strada prosegue a nord per circa dieci chilometri
    to run parallel to something
    essere parallelo a qualcosa
    the stripes run vertically
    le righe sono verticali
    the bird has a green stripe running down its back
    l'uccello ha una striscia verde lungo il dorso
    a scar runs down her arm
  • 9 (operate regularly)
    (buses)
    (train)
    they don't run on Sundays
    non circolano di domenica
    a taxi service runs between X and Y
    ci sono dei taxi per andare da X a Y
    a ferry runs between X and Y
    ci sono dei traghetti che fanno la spola da X a Y
    the train is running late
    il treno è in ritardo
    programmes are running late this evening (on TV)
    le trasmissioni sono in ritardo stasera
    we are running 30 minutes behind schedule o late we're running ahead of schedule
  • 10 (flow)
    (water, liquid, stream)
    (tap)
    essere aperto
    (bath)
    riempirsi
    (nose)
    the tap is running my nose is running
    mi cola il naso
    tears ran down his face
    le lacrime gli scorrevano sul viso o aveva il volto rigato di lacrime
    there was water running down the walls
    c'era acqua che scorreva lungo le pareti
    my body was running with sweat the streets will be running with blood [figurative]
    le strade saranno macchiate di sangue
    the river ran red with blood
    il sangue tinse le acque di rosso
    the meat juices ran pink, clear
    il sugo che colava dalla carne era rosa, incolore
  • 11 (flow when wet or melted)
    (colour, dye, garment, ink, makeup, butter, cheese)
  • 12 (Politics) (as candidate)
    candidarsi, concorrere, presentarsi alle elezioni
    to run for
    essere candidato a
    (mayor, governor)
    to run for president
    candidarsi alla presidenza
    to run against
    presentarsi contro
    (person)
  • 13 (be worded)
    (message, speech)
    the telex runs
    il telex dice
    so the argument runs
    così prosegue il ragionamento
  • 14 (snag)
    (tights, material)
    smagliarsi

Idioms

to have the run of something

avere libero accesso a qualcosa, poter usare qualcosa senza limitazioni

to give somebody the run of something

mettere qualcosa a disposizione di qualcuno

in the long run

a lungo andare o alla lunga

in the short run

a breve scadenza o termine

Phrasal verbs

run about

around

1 (hurrying, playing etc.) I've been running around all over the place looking for you
ti ho cercato dappertutto
2 [informal] (have affair with) See examples:to run around with
farsela con o vedersi con
(woman, man)

run across

[informal] run across [something, somebody]
imbattersi in
(acquaintance, reference)

run after:

run after [somebody]
(thief)
correre dietro a
[figurative] (woman, man)

run along

run along!
fila via!

run at:

run at [something] 1.1 (charge towards)
precipitarsi verso
(door)
1.2 (be at)
(inflation, unemployment) (percentage, rate, figure)
with inflation running at 12%
con l'inflazione al 12%

run away:

1 run away 1.1 (flee)
from somebody da qualcuno to do per fare
to run away from home to run away from one's responsibilities
fuggire dinanzi alle proprie responsabilità
to run away from one's situation
fuggire da una situazione
1.2 (run off) (water, liquid)
2 run away with [something, somebody] 2.1 (flee)
(profits, object)
2.2 (carry off easily)
fare piazza pulita di
(prizes, title)
2.3 (British English) (use up)
(activity)
(money)
2.4 (get into one's head) See examples:to run away with the idea o notion that …
immaginarsi che …
I don't want him running away with that idea
non voglio che creda una cosa del genere
to let one's emotions, one's enthusiasm run away with one
lasciarsi trascinare o trasportare dalle proprie emozioni, dal proprio entusiasmo

run back over:

run back over [something]
(points)
(plans)

run back:

run back [something], run [something] back

run down:

1 run down
(battery)
scaricarsi
(watch)
fermarsi
(exports)
(reserves)
esaurirsi
(machine, industry, company)
indebolirsi
2 run down [something, somebody], run [something, somebody] down 2.1 (in vehicle) to be o get run down by something
essere investito da qualcosa
2.2 (reduce, allow to decline)
(production, defences)
(operations, reserves)
(industry)
fare scaricare
(battery)
2.3 (disparage)
(economy)
2.4 (Nautical)
(boat)
2.5 (track down)
(person)
(thing)

run in:

1 run in [something], run [something] in “running in”
“in rodaggio”
2 run [somebody] in [informal] (arrest)
(person)

run into:

run into [something, somebody] 1.1 (collide with)
(car)
finire contro
(wall)
(person)
andare sotto
(car)
sbattere contro
(wall)
1.2 (encounter)
imbattersi in, incontrare per caso
(person)
(opposition)
(bad weather)
to run into debt
indebitarsi
1.3 (amount to)
(debt, income, sales) (hundreds, millions)
the trial could run into months

run off:

1 run off 1.1 (person, animal) to run off with
scappare o fuggire con
(person, savings)
1.2 (liquid, water)
scorrere via
2 run off [something], run [something] off 2.1 (print)
(copy) on su
2.2 (contest)
(heats)

run on:

1 run on (meeting, seminar) 2 run on [something] (be concerned with)
(mind, thoughts)
essere rivolto a
3 run on [something], run [something] on 3.1 (Print)
non andare a capo, andare di seguito
3.2 (Literature)
fare l'enjambement di
(line)

run out on:

run out on [somebody]
(family)
voltare le spalle a
(ally)

run out:

1 run out 1.1 (become exhausted)
(supplies, resources, oil)
time is running out
il tempo sta finendo
my money ran out
mi sono finiti i soldi
my patience is running out
1.2 (have no more)
(pen)
essere finito
(vending machine)
essere vuoto
sorry, I've run out quick, before we run out
1.3 (expire)
(lease, passport)
2 run out of
non avere più
(petrol, time, money, ideas)
the car ran out of petrol
la macchina ha finito la benzina
to be running out of
stare per finire
(petrol, time, money, ideas)

run over:

1 run over 1.1 (meeting, programme)
andare oltre l'orario previsto
to run over by 10 minutes, by an hour
sforare di dieci minuti, di un'ora
1.2 (overflow)
(container)
my cup runneth over (Bible)
2 run over [something] (run through)
(arrangements)
3 run over [something, somebody], run [something, somebody] over 3.1
(injure) (person, animal)
(kill) (person, animal)
you'll get run over
3.2 (drive over)
(log, bump, corpse)

run through:

1 run through [something] 1.1 (pass through)
(thought, tune)
passare per
(murmur)
1.2 (be present in)
(theme, concern, prejudice) (work, society)
1.3
(look through) (list, article, notes)
(discuss briefly) (main points, schedule)
1.4 (use, get through)
(money, inheritance)
2 run through [something], run [something] through (rehearse)
(scene, speech)
3 run [somebody] through [literary] (with sword)
(person) with con
to run something through the computer
controllare qualcosa sul computer
to run something through a series of tests
sottoporre qualcosa a una serie di prove

run to:

run to [something] (extend as far as)
(book, report) (number of pages, words)
her tastes don't run to modern jazz
coi gusti che ha sicuramente non apprezza il jazz moderno
his salary doesn't run to Caribbean cruises
col suo stipendio non può certo permettersi crociere ai Caraibi
I don't think I can run to that
non penso di potermelo permettere

run up against:

run up against [something]

run up:

run up [something], run [something] up 1.1 (accumulate)
(bill, debt)
1.2 (make)
(dress, curtains)
1.3 (raise)
(flag)

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